Makarand Paranjape Poems
- Getting Outside Patriarchy Our distances are intimate, We ...
- College Days In the grilled window overhead Before ringing ...
- Hauz-I-Khas Approach The path is six hundred years old. ...
- Duryodhana's Last Word He lies near the stinking pond filled...
- Like Yajnavalkya And Maitreyi I read the love poems of others...
- ...And To New Ones To have designs on another Degrades ...
- Maya The see-saw of our relationship tires me. But neither ...
Makarand R. Paranjape is an Indian poet and professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, India.
Early Life and Education
Makarand Paranjape was born in 1960 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He was educated at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore, followed by B.A. (Hons.) in English from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi in 1980. Thereafter he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, from where he first did M.A. in English in 1983, and subsequently his Ph.D in English in 1985 on the topic "Mysticism in Indian English Poetry".
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Getting Outside Patriarchy
Our distances are intimate,
We grow vast in our silences.
In freedom we have blossomed,
Not having thwarted one another.
How unrestricted are our movements:
We have never tried to trim each other to size.
You come back, asynchronious,
Twisted by your concourse with others.
I react to your divergences.
How we have fought,
With no holds barred
Tearing at each other fiercely,
Until our brains nearly exploded.
Then, all anger spent,
Not one word or hit, left unstruck,
We gaze at each other mutely-
Astonished at the devastation ...